The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 100 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 36 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 1.35% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% 4.84% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
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£366 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £293 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +53.22%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
954 765 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.09% 27.93% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 400 339
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £57.95 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 13 £390 +0.64% 15
Renfrewshire +14 10 £385 +10.00%
Glasgow -3 6 £319 +4.59% 14
Dundee - 3 £330 - 1
Fife -6 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 58 (90.63%) Degree
2 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 18 (28.13%) Windows
3 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (21.88%) Java
5 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
5 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 13 (20.31%) Linux
7 12 (18.75%) UNIX
7 12 (18.75%) Finance
8 11 (17.19%) HTML
9 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 10 (15.63%) CSS
9 10 (15.63%) Citrix
9 10 (15.63%) Banking
9 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
10 9 (14.06%) .NET
10 9 (14.06%) MCSE
10 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.50%) XML
11 8 (12.50%) SAN
11 8 (12.50%) Time Management
11 8 (12.50%) Validation
11 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (10.94%) SDLC
12 7 (10.94%) VMware
12 7 (10.94%) HTML5

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.13%) Drupal
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Agresso
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.56%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) SAN
2 7 (10.94%) DNS
3 6 (9.38%) Internet
4 5 (7.81%) IPsec
5 4 (6.25%) NAS
5 4 (6.25%) X.500
5 4 (6.25%) LDAP
5 4 (6.25%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.13%) IPv4
6 2 (3.13%) DHCP
6 2 (3.13%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.56%) Firewall
7 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) ATM
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
3 2 (3.13%) MSDE
3 2 (3.13%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (3.13%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.56%) QlikView
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.56%) DataStage
4 1 (1.56%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Ant
2 3 (4.69%) JUnit
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
3 2 (3.13%) Maven
3 2 (3.13%) Hudson
3 2 (3.13%) Gradle
3 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Trac
4 1 (1.56%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Developer
2 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
2 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (7.81%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
3 3 (4.69%) Analyst
3 3 (4.69%) Administrator
4 2 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Design Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Consultant
4 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (1.56%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) HTML
2 10 (15.63%) CSS
3 9 (14.06%) .NET
4 8 (12.50%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) HTML5
6 6 (9.38%) CSS3
6 6 (9.38%) jQuery
6 6 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 6 (9.38%) Web Services
7 5 (7.81%) J2EE
7 5 (7.81%) YUI
8 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.69%) DOM
9 3 (4.69%) JAXB
9 3 (4.69%) Middleware
10 1 (1.56%) OLE
10 1 (1.56%) OLE DB
10 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.56%) Spring
10 1 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.81%) Replication
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.25%) PKI
5 2 (3.13%) Derivative
5 2 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.13%) Statistics
5 2 (3.13%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.13%) Physics
5 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) Economics
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) UNIX
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.69%) Solaris
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) OS/2
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.50%) Validation
2 8 (12.50%) Time Management
3 7 (10.94%) SDLC
4 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 6 (9.38%) Workflow
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL
4 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.81%) ETL
5 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.81%) OO
5 5 (7.81%) Content Management
5 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (7.81%) Software Distribution
5 5 (7.81%) Server Building
6 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.25%) Change Control
6 4 (6.25%) System Testing
6 4 (6.25%) OOP
7 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.38%) C#
4 6 (9.38%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.25%) C
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.13%) VB
7 2 (3.13%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
8 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) XPath
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (90.63%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 9 (14.06%) MCSE
5 5 (7.81%) MCTS
6 4 (6.25%) MCP
7 3 (4.69%) Sun Certification
8 2 (3.13%) MCSD
9 1 (1.56%) ISEB
9 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.56%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.69%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.69%) Netcool
3 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Citrix
3 7 (10.94%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Sun
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Sybase
4 3 (4.69%) Veritas
5 2 (3.13%) Informatica
5 2 (3.13%) AppSense
5 2 (3.13%) Remedy
5 2 (3.13%) Opsware
5 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Teradata
6 1 (1.56%) Telerik
6 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Dell